Area & Activities

Estes Park

Get away to Taharaa Mountain Lodge for your next Estes Park, Colorado vacation.

Estes Park, Colorado, at a lofty elevation of over 7,522 feet, is tucked into a valley surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and two pristine rivers. Known as the "gateway" to Rocky Mountain National Park, which receives over 3,000,000 visitors each year, the town welcomes guests to enjoy its plethora of artistic, shopping, and outdoor recreation activities.

For many people, the mild, dry climate can be one of the major draws of Estes Park. We enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year, with summer days usually bringing pleasant daytime temperatures in the mid- to upper-70s, brief afternoon showers, and nighttime temperatures cooling off into the 40s and 50s. Although the dry air in Estes Park makes warm temperatures comfortable, our high elevation means that the strength of the sun is significantly amplified, even though you might not notice the effects until it is too late (i.e., until after you are burned). Even if it’s a cloudy day, it’s essential to wear plenty of sunscreen whenever you are outdoors in the Rocky Mountains!

Winters in Estes Park are actually quite mild, though often windy, with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s. Although Estes Park is in the mountains, we do not receive as much snow as locations on the western side of the Continental Divide – the benefit of which is that our roads are almost always clear, so you can reach Estes Park with ease all year long. However, weather conditions in the mountains change rapidly, so it’s always best to come prepared with a 4-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle in winter and, at any time of year, to keep with you clothes for layering and rain/snow protection.

When you book your stay at Taharaa Mountain Lodge, prepare to enjoy the Rocky Mountains and all Estes Park has to offer! Here are a few of our favorite resources for activities and attractions in the Estes Park area:

For more specific ideas, check out our seasonal break-down of the wide array of ways to enjoy Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park during your visit!